Iittala (Finland) 'Ultima Thule' bowl, designed by Tapio Wirkkala
The roots of Iittala date back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland. In its early years Iittala produced blown, pressed, polished, painted and etched glass according to continental models.
In the beginning of the 20th century dinnerware was decorated with a variety of ornaments. Iittala was one of the first companies to make the transition from decorative dinner sets to functional, aesthetically pleasing objects infused with progressive Scandinavian design.
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'Ultima Thule' - inspired by the melting ice in Lapland, Wirkkala originally created the surface of Ultima Thule in the 1960s after carving into a graphic mould. An exclusive design reflecting the thousands of hours spent perfecting the glass-blowing technique required to produce the effect.
'Ultima Thule' bowl
- Designed by Tapio Wirkkala
- 6" / 15cm x 4" / 10.5cm tall
- Excellent vintage condition
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